Deborah Lambert Memorial Scholarship
In honor of Deborah Lambert (SWANA Washington Evergreen Chapter President 2002-2005), and the many years she dedicated to the solid waste management field, the Chapter is pleased to offer scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Between 2003 and 2021, the Evergreen Chapter has awarded nearly $133,000 in scholarships to 93 students.

Scholarship Categories
General Scholarship – up to $1,500
For students in any program of study

Environmental Scholarship – up to $2,500
For students pursuing a degree in environmental science, environmental studies, engineering, or another major applicable to the field of solid waste or resource management

Eligibility for Washington Evergreen Chapter Scholarships

  • Must be accepted or enrolled at a college, university, or graduate school for fall 2023.
  • Must be the child or grandchild of a SWANA member in good standing or a student member prior to application. Becoming a student member is free—visit SWANA’s membership page to join.
  • Priority will be given to students who have not won multiple Evergreen chapter scholarships.
  • Students who have been awarded Evergreen chapter scholarships totaling $6,000 or more are not eligible.

Application Submission
Submit your application through our online form. Applicants must upload a copy of their current transcript to the form.

Schedule for Selection
February – May 1
Application Window

May 1
Deadline for submitting applications

Winners announced and checks mailed

Contact Tyson Wright: or call (206) 787-8219

Criteria for Award Selection

Criteria Examples
Academics (60%) Cumulative GPA, GPA for most recent term, academic rigor, academic achievement awards or recognition
Community & Extracurricular Activities (40%) Volunteering, employment or internships, athletics, music, civic or religious organizations, activism, ROTC or military service,

For more information and to apply: